Does anyone have more information on the "Do NOT Store password, task will only have access to local resouces" checkbox in Windows Tsak Scheduler?

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Hi All,

In Windows 7 (and Windows 2008) we have noticed a new box in the task scheduler that says "do not store password, task will only have access to local resources' and this box ix checked by default.

Are you in the habbit of checking this for tasks?  For example, a Windows 7 laptop running a Syncback profile to backup data has been setup and by default the scheduled task Syncback creates has this box checked.  However, Syncback support doesn't really say much on the issue except to check with Microsoft, and we haven't been able to produce much useful info on the check box and when to use it and when not to.

Thanks!  
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Here's a link.  Don't know if it will be useful or you have already read it:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722152.aspx

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Thanks. We did read through that. Still not clear how it differs from Windows XP/2003 where that box didn't exist. For example, when setting up NT Backup jobs on XP we didn't have this option to contend with. That being so, we are trying to decide if it should be checked or not on backup apps on Windows 7/2008. Thx.

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Bump.  Is it only network related?  That's what the articles we have pulled up seem to point towards.  Again, since this box didn't show up in XP/2003 we are trying to see where the difference is.
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Never got another reply and don't want EE to call this abandoned, so we will accept this.  Thx!

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I don't know how this all works but you might be able to get your money back for this question if the response didn't solve the issue.  

I wouldn't want points just because I was the only one who took a shot at it.
Dear Mr. Jsmply,

if you select Do not store password......the program(task scheduler) will not store the password of the account you use to run the schedule, instead, each time you want to run the script, the program will search and retrieve the password using a specified technologies.

I prefer to not store it, to not get authentication failed if the password was changed, let the program searches and retrieves the current password each time you want to run the script :)

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